Blepharoplasty: Then and Now

Youthful, well-rested eyes is one of the most desired facial features.

Blepharoplasty: Then and Now

Blepharoplasty: Then and NowYouthful, well-rested eyes is one of the most desired facial features. In fact, in 2009, 150,000 people underwent cosmetic eye surgery, making blepharoplasty, commonly known as an eyelift or eyelid surgery, one of the most sought-after facial plastic surgery procedures.

Blepharoplasty has gone through a significant transformation over the past five years. Traditionally eyelift surgery involved the removal of a significant amount of fat, skin and muscle in order to achieve “youthful” eyes.  However, this outdated approach can result in an unnatural appearance.

Today, Dr. Azizzadeh has a better understating of eyelid anatomy and the aging process of the eye area, and therefore utilizes a more innovative approach to eyelid correction. Due to the aging process, the eye area experiences a loss of skin elasticity, sagging skin, drooping of the eyebrows and cheek fat pads, and weakness of supporting eyelid structures that results in under eye puffiness.

Instead of traditional blepharoplasty surgery, Dr. Azizzadeh uses a multi-faceted approach including both surgical and non-surgical procedures to rejuvenate the eyes. His approach can include a combination of the following:

  • Dermal fillers, Restylane and Juvederm, can be used to add volume under the eyes and/or to reduce laxity in the upper eyelids by improving the position of the eyebrow.
  • Injectables (Botox and Dysport) reduce the appearance of crow’s feet wrinkles.
  • Sculptra can be used to fill hollowness in the temple region, which gently lifts the brow.
  • Fat grafting can add volume and plumps up the depressed/hollow area under the eyes, and can also lift the brow when injected in the upper eyelids.
  • Fractional laser resurfacing can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
  • Conservative surgical eyelid contour, blepharoplasty, surgically lifts drooping eyelids.
  • Endoscopic browlift results in a smoother brow and more youthful expression.

By using a combination of treatments, Dr. Azizzadeh can provide patients with natural and long-lasting results. With these new techniques, it is easier than ever before to regain youthfulness around the eyes!


Babak Azizzadeh, M.D., F.A.C.S.
9401 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 650 Beverly Hills, California 90212
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